Sustainable Ranching

The rangeland resources within the Lamu district ecosystem are under severe threat. During extended periods of drought external nomadic pastoralists move into the Lamu district in search of grazing and water for their cattle using up precious resource needed by the indigenous people. The number of indigenous cattle within Lamu District is approximately 5,000, immigrant cattle can number over 50,000.

Through holistic ranching and planned grazing and bunching strategies we can work towards regenerating plants on bare ground, making existing grasslands healthier and more productive, whilst promoting awareness and knowledge on good rangeland practices, ethno-veterinary skills and livestock management.

Latest Wildlife Blog Posts

Severe drought in Lamu threatens wildlife

The prolonged drought in Lamu is threatening the survival of many wild species including hippos, buffalo and lions. Wild animals have been forced to drink saline water from the Indian Ocean as natural watering holes rapidly dry out.

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Long awaited rains arrive in Lamu

The rich fauna of the Lamu Archipelago has been under threat in recent months due to a prolonged dry spell across much of Kenya. The drought hit the region’s wildlife hard with animals suffering from severe thirst and starvation, but thankfully Lamu’s diverse species are making a come back.

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Lamu's Cultural Festival - best yet!

The Lamu Cultural Festival is an annual event which exists to showcase Lamu’s rich culture and heritage. The event has captivated the world for centuries and we were delighted to see such a fantastic turn out this year. Over 100,000 visitors, both local and international, attended the popular festival which was held in Lamu Old Town, a World Heritage Site.

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Hippopotamus pod search for water in drying waterhole

Our teams recently spotted 40 hippos in search for water in a drying waterhole near the Witu livestock camp. Over time we have seen this once lush area struggle in the face of severe drought, human encroachment and overgrazing.

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